36 days in Windhoek & Botswana Itinerary

36 days in Windhoek & Botswana Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Windhoek, Namibia
— 6 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
2
Gaborone, Botswana
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Serowe, Botswana
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
4
Nata, Botswana
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
7
Shakawe, Botswana
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
8
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  23 h
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

6
nights
Windhoek, Namibia

Windhoek ©
Located in the heart of the country, Namibia's capital city Windhoek receives a constant influx of tourists, in part because of its international airport.
Windhoek is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Deadvlei, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, have some family-friendly fun at Archer's Land, and tee off at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Windhoek journey maker.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Windhoek is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Amsterdam in July since evenings lows in Windhoek dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gaborone.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Deadvlei
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 19:
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Safaris
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve

6
nights
Gaborone, Botswana

Gaborone ©
Planned as the capital after Botswana gained independence in the 1960s, Gaborone quickly transformed into a bustling city and the country's commercial center.
Step out of Gaborone with an excursion to Khwai Concession in Moremi Game Reserve--about 9 hours away. There's much more to do: stroll through Mokolodi Nature Reserve, explore the fascinating landscape at Khutse Game Reserve, take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace), and get outside with Kgale Hill.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Gaborone trip builder.

You can fly from Windhoek to Gaborone in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Windhoek to Gaborone. Plan for warmer nights when traveling from Windhoek in July since evenings lows in Gaborone dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Serowe.

Things to do in Gaborone

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lentswe-la-Oodi Weavers, Khwai Concession
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 25:
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Mokolodi Nature Reserve ©
Mokolodi Nature Reserve
Lion Park Resort ©
Lion Park Resort
Kgale Hill ©
Kgale Hill

2
nights
Serowe, Botswana

Serowe ©
Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Moremi Gorge. On the next day, stroll through Khama Rhino Sanctuary and then take an in-depth tour of Khama III Memorial Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Serowe sightseeing planning tool.

You can drive from Gaborone to Serowe in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nata.

Things to do in Serowe

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Moremi Gorge
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Khama Rhino Sanctuary ©
Khama Rhino Sanctuary
Moremi Gorge ©
Moremi Gorge
Khama III Memorial Museum ©
Khama III Memorial Museum

3
nights
Nata, Botswana

Nata
Nata is known for parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Nata Bird Sanctuary.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Nata trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Serowe to Nata takes 5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Nata can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 30th (Thu), you'll travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Things to do in Nata

Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 30:
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Nata Bird Sanctuary
Nata Bird Sanctuary

4
nights
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Baines Baobabs (in Nxai Pan National Park) and Planet Baobab (in Gweta). Spend the 31st (Fri) in the pleasant surroundings of Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Spend the 2nd (Sun) among the memorable landscape of Kubu Island.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nata to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Baines Baobabs, Planet Baobab
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 3:
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
Baines Baobabs ©
Baines Baobabs
Kubu Island ©
Kubu Island

4
nights
Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Step out of Ngamiland East with an excursion to Moremi Wildlife Reserve in Moremi Game Reserve--about 1h 05 min away. Spend the 4th (Tue) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring at Okavango River. It doesn't end there: stop by Motsana Maun and explore the activities along Lake Ngami.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ngamiland East attractions planner.

Explore your travel options from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Ngamiland East with the Route module. In August in Ngamiland East, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Shakawe.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Moremi Wildlife Reserve
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve
Okavango River ©
Okavango River

3
nights
Shakawe, Botswana

Shakawe
Shakawe is a village located in the northwest corner of Botswana at the beginning of the Okavango Delta, close to Namibia and Angola. Shakawe is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Tsodilo Hills.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Shakawe online trip itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ngamiland East to Shakawe. On the 10th (Mon), you're off to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Shakawe

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:

5
nights
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Chobe National Park is known for parks, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Savute Reserve, make a trip to Boab Prison Tree, walk around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Linyanti River.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Chobe National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Shakawe to Chobe National Park with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve
Nogatsaa and Tchinga ©
Nogatsaa and Tchinga
Serondela Reserve ©
Serondela Reserve

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